Jing-tai: Year 3, Month 4, Day 25
14 May 1452
The Vice Commissioner-in-chief Wang Tong died....In the early part of the Xuan-de reign (1426-36), Jiao-zhi rebelled. He was appointed as regional commander to proceed against them. However, he was restrained by the eunuch Shan Shou and arrangements were poorly made. The situation in the area became daily more urgent. Subsequently, he left the city of Jiao-zhi and brought the troops back North. The censors memorialized an impeachment against him accusing him of abandoning the city without authority. The judicial officials deemed the death sentence appropriate. He was imprisoned for a long period, but later was pardoned, being stripped of his title and reduced to a commoner...
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 33, page 4638/39